"The Lost Son of Havana", a film about former Red Sox pitcher Luis Tiant, premiers at New York's Tribeca Film Festival on Thursday, April 23.
It will also be shown at the Boston Independent Film Festival on April 25.
In 1961, the Cleveland Indians brought young pitcher Luis Tiant to America to play professional baseball. As he followed in the footsteps of his father —- a Cuban national hero who played for the New York Cubans from the mid-'20s through the late-'40s -- Tiant's dreams were coming true. But little did the younger Tiant know that he would have to leave behind everyone he knew. The rise of the Castro regime forced his parents to send him a heartbreaking message: Don't come home. ...Also featured in the film are Carlton Fisk, Carl Yastrzemski, and Peter Gammons. Damn, I wish I was still in New York for this.
Filmmaker Jonathan Hock accompanies Tiant on his long-awaited return to his homeland after a 46-year exile. ...
Jerry Remy will be at his new bar and grill -- the aptly-named Jerry Remy's Sports Bar and Grill -- in Terminal C of Logan Airport this Friday, April 17, from Noon to 2 PM.
Drop by -- it's free -- and if you can sing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" well enough (or memorable enough), you might win airfare to Chicago and tickets to a Red Sox/White Sox game on Labor Day Weekend. Wally will also be there!
Justin Masterson is blogging for SportsNet New England at A Call To The Bullpen.
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